Sport Year in Review 2019: October
By Hayden Moore
THE Dublin City Hurricanes captured the Irish National Baseball League title for the fifth season running after beating Mariners 2-1 in the three-match title series.
BMA Clondalkin were among 800 athletes to take part in the BMA Rumble and they recorded a medal haul of 11 gold, three silver and seven bronze and they also had multiple contestants pole at The Bristol Open.
Abbie Wade and her siblings Ryan and Amy accounted for a large chunk of Bushido Clondalkin’s 21 medal haul by reaching the podium five times – four gold and one silver.
MANAGED by Bluebell United manager Andy Noonan and featuring eight players from the club, the Leinster Senior League team raised the Michael Ward Trophy for the second time in three years.
AFTER crashing out of Senior Football for the first time in 25 years in 2018, St Anne’s made a swift return after beating Fingal Ravens in this years’ AFL3 Promotion Play-Off.
LUCAN Sarsfields Junior ‘B’ hurlers completed a league promotion and championship double while Round Tower’s picked up their first hurling championship title in 13 years by winning the Junior ‘E’ title.
A WEEK after the Clondalkin GAA club bridged that long gap between titles, their Intermediate hurlers claimed their respective championship title.
PETER Egan was named The Echo Sports Star of the Month for October after he battled his way through a tough pool of competitors to claim gold in the K1 Men 40-44 category at the ICF Masters World Championships in Shaoxing, China.
Lucan canoer Peter Egan
SOUTH Dublin Taekwondo’s Jack Woolley chalked up another massive win in his bid for Olympic qualification after winning gold in the PanAm Championships in Las Vegas.
430 BOXERS from 18 countries, spanning three different continents, travelled to Lucan to take part in the seventh annual Esker All Female Box Cup.
COLM Basquel struck 3-4 for Ballyboden St Enda’s against Na Fianna in the Dublin Senior One Football Championship quarter-final, a stand-out performance for his side on their way to the title.
FOR THE first time since 1988, St Mark’s will play in the Junior Football Championship after being beaten in their Intermediate Relegation Play-Off.
THE RIDDELL brothers, Zak, Josh and Jake, brought home six global titles, one silver and one bronze medal from the ISKA World Championship.
THERE was no shortage of success for local clubs at the Cumann na mBunscol finals in Croke Park with St Kevin’s BNS, Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Gaelscoil na Camóige, Presentation PS, Our Lady’s GNS Ballinteer, St Pius X BNS, St Kevin’s GNS, Holy Family NS, St Finian’s, Scoil Maelruáin SNS, St Peter Apostle SNS and St Mary’s BNS all claiming their respective football titles.
The McGinty legacy lived on at the Cumann na mBunscol finals for Scoil Maelruain as Luke Collins followed in the footsteps of his mother Christina McGinty Collins (inset), who lifted the cup in 1985. Main photo of Luke is by Lorraine O’Sullivan
LUKE Collins captained Scoil Maelruain SNS to Cumann na mBunscol success 34 years after his mother, Christina McGinty Collins, who is a former Dublin Footballer, lead the boys’ team to glory in 1985.
THOMAS Davis Senior Footballers made it to their first Dublin Senior Football Championship Final since 1991, where they were ultimately downed by Ballyboden St Enda’s.
IT WAS a tremendous season for St Patrick’s Athletic’s underage teams with their Under 13s, 15s and 17s all capturing their respective SSE Airtricity League titles.
MUCH sought-after Tallaght lad Mipo Odubeko put pen to paper on a deal with West Ham United after turning down a new deal with Manchester United.
TALLAGHT native Katie Sheldon captured her first global darts title after a thrilling 4-3 victory over Scotland’s Sophie McKinley in the BDO World Masters Girls Singles Final.
Peamount United blitzed Cork City 8-1 to raise the Só Hotels Womens National League trophy
PEAMOUNT United Ladies secured the National League in style with a 8-1 thrashing of Cork City and were declared The Echo Team of the Month for October for their superb season.